Love means never having to say you’re sorry, but beauty means never having to pause at stoplights. Shift your appearance into fifth gear with today’s Groupon: for $98, you get a 75-minute spa package at The Spa at Shula’s in Miami Lakes (up to a $196 total value). The package includes:
- A 30-minute custom massage (up to a $70 value)
- A 30-minute Pure Focus facial (up to a $60 value)
- A Perfecting plant peel (a $40 value)
- A paraffin dip for the hands and feet (a $16 value)
- A lip treatment (a $10 value)<p>
Licensed massage therapists and trained staff at The Spa at Shula’s employ Aveda products and botanical extracts to exfoliate faces and nourish skin. Therapists with specialties in specific massage modalities accompany clients to a candlelit treatment room where they craft 30-minute custom massages to help clients to achieve the relaxation of a sloth in a jacuzzi. Massage options include the Swedish massage’s combination of gentle effleurage strokes and firm pressure to tense zones and the sports massage’s stretching techniques, which minimize muscle discomfort and risk of injury.
Guests specify what facial service they want during the Pure Focus facial, drawing from options such as a mask treatment, face and neck massage, or permanent marker-mustache removal. Gentle plant and flower-derived ingredients power the Perfecting plant peel, which exfoliates faces to minimize the appearance of fine lines. The paraffin dip and lip-renewing treatment bestows moisture on appendages and kissers, granting smooth skin to weather-beaten hands and plump lips to princesses for extra distance between face and frog.
Shula’s Athletic Club
Shula’s Athletic Club—named for Don Shula, the NFL Hall of Famer who coached the Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl trophy in 1972—doesn’t find it hard to fill its sprawling 40,000 square feet of space. A cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, a spinning center, weight rooms, fitness-class studios, and basketball courts spread through the facility, luring athletes for independent workouts and personal-training sessions. Dozens of weekly fitness classes range from calorie-burning Zumba workouts and Vinyasa-yoga sessions to spin classes that help students practice for the day they have pedal-powered cars.
The athletic club also accommodates older exercisers with aquatic aerobics and seated Silver Sneakers workouts, and it keeps kids busy with confidence-building youth sports programs. Young legs run over a new 60-yard athletic field or nine lighted tennis courts where kids whack tennis balls and low-flying hot-air balloons with rackets.